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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes!

I've been baking some cupcakes today as I do this a lot and thought that this time, I'd take some pictures along the way and show you how to make them, even though the majority of you probably already know! 


-125g (4.5oz) Unsalted Butter 
-125g (4.5oz) Caster Sugar 
-2 Eggs
-100g (3.5oz) Self-Raising Flour
-30g (1oz) Self-Raising Wholemeal Flour
-1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
-Finely Grated Zest of an Orange

-175g Icing Sugar 
-75g Butter
-Chocolate Chips (White and Milk Chocolate)
-Silver Decorating Balls
-Chocolate and Vanilla Mini Marshmallows

Firstly line your cake tin with cake cases. However, I like to use Muffin cases instead as I like to make them a lot bigger than just small cupcakes! Also Preheat your oven to 180 C, Gas Mark 4, 340 F.

Next, Add the eggs, sugar and butter into a large bowl. Then sift in the Plain and Wholemeal flour. If there is any bran left in the sift, put that in the bowl as well. 

Then mix it all together with a electric mixer for around 2 minutes. 

After that, Take 2 teaspoons and spoon your designated amount into your cases. Then, to mix it up a bit, I put around 6 chocolate chips in the middle of each cupcake.These then all melted in together once cooked and were all gooey and yummy! 

These are what they looked like when they were out of the oven, and because I used muffin cases, I only managed to make ten out of this recipe but in my opinion- I'd prefer a larger cake than lots of tiny ones.

To Decorate...

I put the butter into a large bowl and then sifted in the icing sugar a bit at a time, whilst I was mixing with an electric mixer.

This was me in mid-decorating mode! As you can see, a bit of a mess everywhere! I just mixed it up by putting white and milk chocolate chips on the cakes, also the silver balls on some and some mini marshmallows on others. I kept the decoration near the top and middle of the cakes as they look more professional (Mine Do Not!!) and less child-like that way!

This is what they looked like at the end!

They were extremely yummy! I placed them all on my mums cake stand and thought they look nice and pretty on there!


  1. They look yummy, making me hungrrryy!
    izzy <3 xx

  2. @Thedreamsofanizzyinabigwildworld:) - Hehe! Thank You :D xx